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DIY Vintage Doily Art

It’s been a little over a month now since we began our bedroom update!  I never thought it would take this long, but most of the room has been DIY and DIY takes time!  Here’s one of the last little projects I did for the room – DIY vintage doily art.


I needed two  pieces of artwork for above the nightstands on either side of the bed.  Something simple, but unique.  I had several ideas, but this is the one that I liked the most.  And, it’s super easy and inexpensive too!



I purchased two frames at AC Moore that already had a linen look mat with a 5 x 7″ opening.  They were 50% off.  I used a piece of 8 x 10″ chipboard and covered it with a blue fabric that is a shade darker than my wall color (here’s a secret – it’s really a pillowcase that I cut up!).  Then I went to my local vintage shop where you can buy a doily for .50!  I picked up several, brought them home, and chose the two I liked best.  I did bleach them so they were bright white and ironed them when they were still damp.  Place the doily over the fabric covered chipboard and secure on the back and place inside your frame.  That’s it!


I’ll be back on Wednesday to show you the finished bedroom!  I hope your week is off to a great start!

Finally Finished - The Master Bedroom - Hymns and Verses

Saturday 27th of April 2019

[…] made it HERE.  The framed doily artwork above each nightstand are also a DIY project – click HERE to see how I made them.  Finally, I brought out the sewing machine to make the tailored bedskirt […]

Mary-the boondocks blog

Friday 9th of September 2016

This is so pretty. Just the right amount of perfection in a frame.

Savannah Attic

Friday 11th of July 2014

Lovely and great easy project. Love it.

Christie Trevino-Hunter

Tuesday 1st of July 2014

@Meredith Benge.. she mentioned finding the frames at A.C. Moore for 50% off, and already matted with the linen look. :)

Meredith Benge

Sunday 29th of June 2014

Love this idea! Would you mind sharing where the frame is from? I am looking to do a similar project with a doily of my grandmothers and looking for the perfect shabby frame!